Director: Harry Winer Cast: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston


This is an eerily prescient family adventure starring Kate Capshaw as Andie, a frustrated NASA astronaut who's never actually been into outer space. Her husband, flight controller Zach (Tom Skerritt), is sympathetic, but he can't influence her place in the rotation. Andie is assigned to train a group of intelligent high school students at the summer science camp called Space Camp, which is run by NASA and supervised by her husband. There she meets her campers: Kevin (Tate Donovan), a blasé, horny teenager; Tish (Kelly Preston), an airhead with a photographic memory; Kathryn (Lea Thompson), an arrogant pilot; obnoxious youngster Max (Joaquin Phoenix, then billed under the first name Leaf); and scientist-in-training Rudy (Larry B. Scott). While testing the solid booster rockets aboard a real shuttle, the team is blasted into space accidentally. Without enough air, the discordant team pulls together, each discovering hidden talents. The Challenger space shuttle disaster in January 1986 was bizarrely similar to the events depicted in Spacecamp, with far more horrific results. Its release date pushed back several months because of the tragedy, the film was still a painful reminder to the public of the national calamity, and it consequently grossed only about ten million dollars at the box office.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1998
UPC: 0013131037630
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Capshaw Andie
Lea Thompson Kathryn
Kelly Preston Tish
Larry B. Scott Rudy
Tom Skerritt Zach
Leaf Phoenix Max
Tate Donovan Kevin
Barry Primus Brennan
Terry O'Quinn Launch Director
Ben D. Casey Rudy's Father
Rocky Krakoff Boy on Rooftop
Rebecca Hollye Suggs Young Andie
Mitchell Anderson Banning
Daryl Roach NASA #1
Peter Scranton NASA #2
Terry White NASA #3
Susan Becton Senior Counselor
Kathy Hanson Girl
Ron Harris Tom the Technician
Scott Holcomb Hideo Takamini
Kevin Gage Counselor No. 2
Saundra McGuire Rudy's Mother
Bill Phillips Kathryn's Father
Jon Steigman Bully in Dorm
Adrian Wells Rudy's Brother
Frank Welker Voice Only
Scott Coffey Gardener

Technical Credits
Harry Winer Director
Patrick Bailey Original Story,Producer
Timothy Board Editor
Walter Coblenz Producer
David E. Diano Camera Operator
Katalin Elek Makeup
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Leonard J. Goldberg Executive Producer
Ellen Green Screenwriter
Clifford Green Screenwriter
Leon R. Harris Art Director
Marshall Herskovitz Screenwriter
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Casey T. Mitchell Screenwriter
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
David Salven Associate Producer,Production Manager
John W. Wheeler Editor
W.W. Wicket Screenwriter
Larry B. Williams Original Story,Screenwriter
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Papp Zoltan Makeup

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Spacecamp 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i remember watching this over and over during the summer on lifetime when i was a kid. even though it was a lame 80s movie, i still couldn't NOT watch it. yeah it's super cheesy, but i still love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome! Its fun, corny, and can be watched for hours!!! Its 80s classic at its best! "whip me, beat me, take away my charge cards, its NASA!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome! I watched this movie all the time while I was in elementary school. I wanted to be an astronaut until I learned I had motion sickness issues. However, the movie rocks!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry, but this movie was EXCELLENT! I saw this movie when I was very young and as an adult now I still love it! I have been hooked ever since I first saw it. I watched it so many times that I wore out the tape and my mother had to get a new one. This happned 2 times. I'm sorry but obviously anyone who does not like this movie has never been a child who dreamed of space travel and going to space camp. Having been that child once, I can tell you that that movie was a dream come true to my fantasies. Because of that movie it is my lifelong dream to work in Mission Control at NASA someday and I will work hard to get there. That is what Space Camp taught me. I give an incredible amount of credit to the maker...for helping lead me to my dreams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my 6th grade science class, I had to watch this film. We were studying space travel i believe. It was pretty darn bad to say the least. How unrealistic was this movie. I had a chance to go to space camp before. But I'm sure it wouln't be like that! Is it me, Or are all 80's movies like that? I dont think that the story line was adequete. DO you?